Atletico Madrid travel to London for their Champions League clash on Tuesday in desperate need of points to boost a final attempt to break into the Group C top 2, having retained consistency and lifted their team spirits since mid-November. They’ve had a troubled start of the campaign but we now expect a very strong challenge at Stamford Bridge, as many home fans are thankful their side has already secured a top 2 spot.
Chelsea come into the match with four wins earned in five outings behind them, catching up with the 2nd placed Man United on Premier League table and securing the top spot in Champions League group C with a 0-4 win over Qarabag. However, with a busy schedule, it’s fair to say they have less to play for and winning here doesn’t have to come at all cost.
Blues will be a very tough nut to crack nonetheless and Antonio Conte will be well-aware of the importance of keeping their consistency despite lack of high stakes. Atletico will have to come into the match with an attacking approach and this promises a very exciting contest between two top sides on the day.
Interestingly, a big part of Atleti’s woes comes for the 1-2 loss they’ve suffered to Chelsea in front of the home fans in late September, where they took the lead but conceded a second-half equalizer from Alvaro Morata and a 94’ winner from Michy Batshuayi. and we now expect another thriller matchup very tough to call.
Here is how both sides are expected to line up:
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